A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* Maldives, the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu.
Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up film shows right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island's unspoilt beaches are yours to claim.
A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort's unblemished lagoon is a diver's dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll.
Whether suspended over the water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX* Maldives is designed to make the most of its enchanting island surrounds.
Light, breezy and ever so spacious with splashes of bright island colour, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach.
Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.
Sunset Junior Suite
Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange inspired by the reef.
Our spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the lagoon. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean, and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows.
Family Water Villas
These spacious two-bedroom Villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private terrace and plan another action-packed day together on the island.
Beach Pool Villas
Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.
Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both featuring handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal for a party of four or an active family seeking ultimate privacy and comfort.
Prestige Water Villas
The luxurious Prestige Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water, offering incredible views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the lagoon. With a spacious bedroom with a king bed plus sofa bed, an over sized bathroom with a large bath tub and separate shower, plus a day bed and sun beds on the sun deck, the Prestige Water Villas make for a great option for a romantic Maldives getaway.
Room, Suite and Villa Facilities
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and separate toilet
- Satellite television and DVD player
- Telephone with international direct dialling
- Hairdryer and shaver sockets
- 220-240v electric sockets
- Private sunbed
- Wi-Fi Internet access
Note: These descriptions will give you a good idea of the exceptional LUX* experience that awaits you. However, please be aware that some room categories and services may only be available if purchased via certain channels.
Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer everything that's exceptional about luxury island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. Enjoy the very best dishes, flavours and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.
The Island Kitchen
(7am to 10.30am / 7pm to 10pm)
Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.
(7pm to 10pm)
Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water's edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.
Senses Bar & Lounge
(9:30 am to 11 pm, lunch served between 12:30 pm and 5 pm)
Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.
East Restaurant & Bar
(7am to 10:30am / 7pm to 10pm)
Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. Rustic decks and old ship's riggings add to the nautical theme, while bright cushions and light fabrics provide a lively island feel. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.
(4pm to midnight)
The adjacent East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment.
Allegria Restaurant & Bar
(7pm to 10 pm /6 pm to 11pm)
Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range cheeses complemented by our exceptional selection of French and New World wines.
(7pm to 10pm)
Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where our chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad.
The restaurant is open evenings only, and tables should be reserved in advance.
(12pm to 6pm)
The best pizza we can make, in the most relaxing setting, right on the beach. Crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with the feet in the sand, the eyes on the lagoon and the breeze in your hair. Heaven.
Veli Pool Bar & Lunch
(8:30am to 6pm; light lunches served from 12:30)
Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.
The Island Bar
(12.00pm to 4pm for lunch, open for drinks until 2am)
Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laid-back ambience on the wooden deck as you wind down another amazing day on the island.
(10:30am to 5pm)
On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laid-back watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.
(6am to 6pm)
Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee. That's why at LUX* we only serve our very own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by our trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at our stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.
Note: Some of our restaurants may be closed on certain days for operational reasons.
24-hour in-villa service
Our convenient 24-hour in-villa service ensures that you can enjoy all the delights the island has to offer without leaving the comfort of your room.